Hobby Time: Skaven Clanrats [WIP Part 1]

Spurned on after discussing the project in my last post, I’ve made enough headway on the first batch of Clanrats to justify some snappies of them, to show off what I’ve done so far and the visual direction I’m heading in. 


EDIT ~ I went ahead and finished the first batch, so have updated the photos. 


Literally all I need to do for these are the shields, which I’ll probably do for the whole unit in one go to save time.


Lots of fun to be had with some of the Citadel Technical paints; Blood for the Blood God for those beady ratmen eyes as well as diluted Nurgle’s Rot for diseased skin discolouration and pimples. Lamenter’s Yellow glaze was also used extensively for the main green and beige clothing to excentuate that really sickly, grubby look.

 Finishing this post off with a humourous comparison between a mewling Clanrat and the main body of the Cockatrice I’m adding to the project as well. It’ll be quite the beast to paint after I get all this Skaven done!


Project Time: Clan Septik Skaven [Age of Sigmar]

I’m taking a short break from Batman Miniatures Game to concentrate on doing some Skaven so I can get into the fray with Age of Sigmar. Yes I know the games radical departure from it’s rank-and-file origins with the previous 8 editions of Warhammer, but at the end of the day I’m a painter and getting free rules and the chance to be able to play simple skirmish games without points or army restrictions is fantastic in my book!

I wanted to have another crack at Skaven since my first attempt a number of years back. initially I was wanting to do some of the yellow-clad Clan Skurvy pirates but in the end I changed my mind to Clan Septik

Whom are Clan Septik? Let the sadly-OOP Heraldry and Uniforms of the Skaven book answer that for us:


To clarify, a Warlord Clan in the thrills of the disease-ridden Clan Pestillens, lots of dirty off-white and green robes and lots of rust. Whilst this is looking good in itself, the illustrated example regiment on the next page is what really hooked me in: 

 I adore this grimy beige and green colour scheme, much better and it suits my painting style down to the ground! It is also beetle than “purist” Clan Pestillens as I can use the lovely Clanrats and Stormvermin models to bulk out numbers rather than the outdated Plague Monk kit, and still have access to all the fun auxiliary models from Pestillens as well as the other major clans!

I’ve already being collecting, assembling and even painting models and so far in progress I have the following:

20 Skaven Clanrats (all cleaned up and assembled, 5 painting in progress)

Skaven Warlord (plastic clampack version, cleaned up and assembled)

Warpfire Thrower (Island of Blood version, ordered and awaiting delivery)

Poisoned Wind Mortar (Island of Blood version, being donated by a friend!)

I’ve even got a resin Cockatrice because I’ve always wanted one and thought it would be a great reward to getting through all those rats! Luckily all of the above are part of the overall Chaos faction so I can justify mixing all these different models together (I’ve also got some Nurgle models from what used to be Warriors of Chaos and the End Times: Glottkin books to chuck into the mix down the line).

Right, now to finish off that first handful of Skaven so I have something new to post next time!